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George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« on: Sunday 18 November 18 17:53 GMT (UK) »
George Hercomb was married to Sarah Jenkins on 29 November 1855 in Evesham in Worcestershire. George was 37 (born circa 1818), a widower and a tailor. His father's name was Thomas Hercomb, deceased, who was also a tailor. The witnesses were George and Eliza March who were Sarah's relations. The 1861 census and George's death record in 1868 give a different birth year for him - circa 1810/1811.

I am really struggling to find George in the 1841 and 1851 censuses but this would maybe be helped by finding his first marriage?

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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 18 November 18 18:13 GMT (UK) »
Did he bring any children along to the marriage to Sarah? 

In 1861 are there older children that could be from his first marriage.

If Hercomb is an unusual name you could look for a youngish female death to see if she was his wife.
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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 18 November 18 18:17 GMT (UK) »
There werenít any children brought to the marriage. All his children were born after his marriage to Sarah.


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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 18 November 18 18:32 GMT (UK) »
Right thanks can't look for those then.

Just for info the 1855 marriage is under the spelling Hurcomb.
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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 18 November 18 18:36 GMT (UK) »
Is this the right census with George born Scotland?

If so he could be living there in 1841/1851 and married his first wife there  :-\

1861

George Hurcomb 50
Sarah 31
Annie 4
Albert G 4 months?
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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 18 November 18 18:47 GMT (UK) »
There's a Fanny Hurcomb b c1853 who dies in Evesham in 1858. I can;t find a matching birth registration   (the Frances Ann b Swansea is still alive in 1861)

Again - possibly in Scotland?

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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 18 November 18 18:55 GMT (UK) »
If the scottish connection is correct, there are some Hurcombs with Ayrshire roots

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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 18 November 18 18:59 GMT (UK) »
Fanny looks possible for a daughter doesn't she, I wonder when the family came to Evesham, maybe after the death of his first wife.
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Re: George Hercomb - Who was his first wife?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 18 November 18 19:20 GMT (UK) »
Yes, he was apparently born in Scotland. I always took Georgeís birthplace with a pinch of salt - especially since Hercomb isnít a very Scottish sounding name. But it might explain why I canít find him in the censuses